Before House of Cards and The West Wing there was THE BEST MAN.
For one night only, 16 of Auckland’s finest actors present a REHEARSED READING of Gore Vidal’s witty and compelling drama of US presidential politics as a fundraiser for the Labour and Green Parties. Two men, a respected intellectual and his unscrupulous “populist” rival vie for their party’s nomination as Presidential candidate. Each has dirt on the other. Will they use it? Starring: Peter Elliott, Paul Glover, Luanne Gordon, John Leigh, Ian Mune, Alison Quigan, Cameron Rhodes, Ben Van Lier, Liesha Ward Knox, Eryn Wilson, and Robyn Malcolm.
“A sophisticated, elegant, and damnably entertaining play” - The New Yorker.
The evening will be co-hosted by Jacinda Ardern and Denise Roche. Reading directed by Roy Ward.
Latercomers may be admitted at the discretion of Basement Theatre.